DIY Pencil Skirt Refashion

I have a thing for blue and white.

My eye is immediately drawn to that combination and into the thrift store basket it goes, no matter what.

This skirt was no exception. However, it was so unflattering on me and I wasn’t sure how to make it better. I tried to save the zipper, waistband and the navy lining, but in the end, I went to this simple pencil skirt solution.

Thread your elastic through the casing and…


A new summer pencil skirt.

The short sleeve cardigan was made using this technique.

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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26 Responses to DIY Pencil Skirt Refashion

  1. Another great refashion! I’ve got the dye and I’ve got the onesies – it’s going to be a kazillion degrees outside this weekend so I’ll be tie dyeing in the heat! I may even use my beach pen in it! 🙂 Nothing like guilding the lilly, huh?

  2. SUPER cute, as always, and you look lovely wearing it! 🙂

  3. It’s perfect now. Good job!

  4. Mandy says:

    This looks great! It’s so much more flattering as a pencil skirt. Love it 🙂

  5. One my my favorite looks! You are so talented!

  6. Wow, the pencil skirt is so flattering. I wish I could do this. Very inspiring!

  7. Laurel says:

    this turned out realy great!!

  8. Very cute! I love blue and white too…

  9. Jill says:

    This is adorable and it looks great on you. Love the entire outfit.

  10. ooobop! says:

    Such great clear instructions. Not to mention another fabulous refashion. Blue and white is defo your thing. Looks great on you Beth 🙂

  11. Boomdeeadda says:

    Cute cute, you and your skirt look swell against that shabby backdrop. Very creative.

  12. Julia says:

    So have made my way through all the tutorials and realize that never before have I been to a DIY site where I haven’t needed to leave the house to make a difference ! Simple fixes, huge results – and it hasn’t cost me a penny in materials or gas money ! Of course today, I will be visiting my local Thrift store ! Thank you so much Beth !

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